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#1 8-bit

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:18 PM

My Hard drive seems to be constantly busy even though no programs that I know of are running. Is this just a sign of an old drive or something malicious?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:49 PM

hi,,, is the os vista???
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 07:07 PM

Its XP

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 07:50 PM

Right click on the task bar and select Task Manager. See what is running and what the CPU usage is. I haven't used XP in a long time, but try clicking twice (not double clicking) on the CPU tab, and it will put the programs that are creating all the usage at the top.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 07:53 PM

Is the hdd making any unusual noises like clicking?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:04 PM

Go to task manager>View>Select Columns. Check I/O Reads and I/O Writes. Click OK. See what is accessing your hard drive.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:52 AM

Is the hdd making any unusual noises like clicking?



No, just the normal 'busy' sounds. I may be wrong and its just normal behaviour its just its been causing huge delays when playing online. From there Ive noticed that its active quite alot of the time, even just browsing.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:13 AM

Possibility: Chkdsk or defrag running in background on drive. Chkdsk will trigger itself at times.

Other candidates: Indexing (if it is enabled), scanning activity, SR.

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Edited by hamluis, 26 November 2008 - 09:13 AM.





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